ABA is the science of changing socially significant behavior. ABA therapy focuses on decreasing problem behaviors and identifying functional replacement skills that help a child to be more successful in their environment.
The effectiveness of ABA therapy in producing long-lasting behavior change with individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders has been well-documented in thousands of published research studies over the last several decades. Research has shown that almost half of children who receive early, intensive behavioral intervention before age 3 years will be virtually indistinguishable from their same-age peers by the time they reach Kindergarten (Lovaas, 1987). This positive behavior change has also been shown to last well into adolescence.
All of our ABA tutors hold at least a bachelor’s degree and have experience in working with children with autism spectrum disorders. Supervision of each child’s program will be provided by our Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Dr. Erin Matlosz. Dr. Matlosz will be responsible for the program development, staff training, implementation, and monitoring. Dr. Matlosz will also collaborate with families in the development of the program, supervise ongoing therapy, and will provide families with regular formal progress reviews.
Clients must also live within a 20 mile radius of our facility. Call (616) 365-8920 today to see if you are eligible for this opportunity and to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Matlosz.